DB-EnginesInfluxDB download bannerEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Cassandra vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics

System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Our visitors often compare Cassandra and Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics with Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB, Snowflake and Microsoft SQL Server.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessElastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL Server
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score110.93
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score13.29
Rank#41  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analytics
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analytics
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookMicrosoft
Initial release20082016
Current release3.11.10 , February 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.nono
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
Java
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoTransact SQL
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding, horizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­synapse-analytics/­sql-data-warehouse/­sql-data-warehouse-table-constraints
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectyes
More information provided by the system vendor
CassandraMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
» more
Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
» more
Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
» more
Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
» more
Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
» more

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesCData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.
» more

DataStax Enterprise: Apache Cassandra for enterprises.
» more

Instaclustr: Hosted & Managed Apache Cassandra as a Service
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
CassandraMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse
DB-Engines blog posts

Cassandra keeps climbing the ranks of the DB-Engines Ranking
3 May 2016, Matthias Gelbmann

Oracle is the DBMS of the Year
5 January 2016, Paul Andlinger, Matthias Gelbmann

Winners, losers and an attractive newcomer in Novembers DB-Engines ranking
2 November 2015, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

DataStax Expands Cassandra Support for Kubernetes Distros
4 May 2021, Container Journal

Cassandra Database Administrator - FARFETCH job with FARFETCH Group | 162240
20 April 2021, The Business of Fashion

K8ssandra now runs on ‘any’ Kubernetes
5 May 2021, ComputerWeekly.com

Yugabyte Releases Database on Kubernetes Clusters
7 May 2021, Container Journal

DataStax K8ssandra now available on any Kubernetes environment
5 May 2021, Help Net Security

provided by Google News

Microsoft Azure Purview: A Quick Introduction
5 May 2021, CMSWire

Informatica Announces New Cloud Data Integration Free Service for Customers to Accelerate Cloud Modernization on Microsoft Azure
13 April 2021, PRNewswire

Microsoft updates tools to help customers manage Azure cloud costs • DEVCLASS
28 April 2021, DevClass

Microsoft sees revenue boost from growth in cloud services - Puget Sound Business Journal
27 April 2021, Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)

AWS still leads global cloud market despite Azure surge
4 May 2021, TechRadar

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Database Administrator
Olo, New York, NY

Cassandra Database Engineer
BAE Systems, Annapolis Junction, MD

Database Administration Consultant
Dell Technologies, Texas

Database Administrator - DBA
iSpeech, Newark, NJ

Database Administrator
PMG Global, Herndon, VA

Software Engineer
Microsoft, Austin, TX

Data Analyst
Four Winds Interactive, Remote

Business Intelligence Developer
ACTS, Inc., Jacksonville, FL

Data Scientist
JM Talent Inc., Remote

Power BI Developer
W.B. Mason Company, Inc, Brockton, MA

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

Vertica logo

The fastest unified analytical warehouse at extreme scale with in-database Machine Learning. Try Vertica for free with no time limit.

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 5 GB free..

Present your product here